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MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 1 DQ 1

Research the definitions of various production and operations management terms used in Lecture 1. Perform a literature search on one of these terms. Discuss how this term can impact the ability for an operation to be competitive in the 21st century. Do not use a term posted by another student.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 1 DQ 2

Describe the differences between productivity and its subcomponents (total measure productivity, partial measure productivity, and multifactor measure productivity) related to production and operations management success.

Week 1 Problems

Details:

Complete problems 1.1, 1.9, and 1.13 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 2 DQ 1

Discuss an example of a work-related project that is able to be broken down into structure, tasks, subtasks, and work packages, and why project management in the form of a CPM/PERT chart would be cost effective.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 2 DQ 2

What are two reasons project management is not well done in corporations? Why? What are some specific examples?

 

Week 2 Problems

Details:

Complete problems 3.11 and 3.17 (parts c, d, e, and f) in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 3 DQ 1

Describe the various types of time-series and associative forecasting models. Which types of organizations are each of these most applicable to, and why?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 3 DQ 2

Why is forecasting important in organizations, especially as related to understanding the relevant time horizon to develop a forecast against? What are some examples from industry?

Week 3 Problems

Details:

Complete problems 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.25, and 4.27 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 4 DQ 1

Describe the similarities and differences between TQM and Six Sigma quality-management techniques.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 4 DQ 2

Discuss the aspects of Total Quality Management (TQM) and how they apply in service- and product-based businesses.

Week 4 Problems

Details:

Complete problems 6.12, S6.11, S6.20, S6.23, S6.27, and S6.35 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 5 DQ 1

Discuss the four types of process strategies and give an example of each. Also, please share any personal industry experiences (if any) with each process strategy.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 5 DQ 2

Discuss the differences between utilization and efficiency as measures of system performance. Which (if any) is the most useful measure for an operations manager? Why?

 

Week 5 Problems

Details:

Complete problems 7.5, 7.7, and 7.11 in the textbook.

Complete supplement problems S7.3, S7.5, S7.7, S7.11, S7.15, and S7.28 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 6 DQ 1

Discuss the key factors that impact location decisions. As an example, if locating a facility in India, what location decisions would a fast-food chain have to consider as compared to the location decisions of a software company?

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 6 DQ 2

Discuss the strategic importance of layout decisions. How important as these decisions in terms of a company’s long-term profitability goals? What are some examples?

 

 

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment

Details:

Complete problems 9.11, 9.13, and 9.15 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

9.11 Stanford Rosenberg Computing wants to establish an assembly line for producing a new product, the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

The tasks, task times, and immediate predecessors for the tasks are as follows:

TASK TIME (sec)

IMMEDIATE

PREDECESSORS

A 12 —

B 15 A

C 8 A

D 5 B, C

E 20 D

Rosenberg’s goal is to produce 180 PDAs per hour.

  1. a) What is the cycle time?
  2. b) What is the theoretical minimum for the number of workstations that Rosenberg can achieve in this assembly line?
  3. c) Can the theoretical minimum actually be reached when workstations are assigned?

9.13 Sue Helms Appliances wants to establish an assembly line to manufacture its new product, the Micro Popcorn Popper. The goal is to produce five poppers per hour.

The tasks, task times, and immediate predecessors for producing one Micro Popcorn Popper are as follows:

TASK

TIME

(min)

IMMEDIATE

PREDECESSORS

A 10 —

B 12 A

C 8 A, B

D 6 B, C

E 6 C

F 6 D, E

  1. a) What is the theoretical minimum for the smallest number of workstations that Helms can achieve in this assembly line?
  2. b) Graph the assembly line and assign workers to workstations. Can you assign them with the theoretical minimum?
  3. c) What is the efficiency of your assignment?

9.15 The following table details the tasks required for Indiana-based Frank Pianki Industries to manufacture a fully portable industrial vacuum cleaner. The times in the table are in minutes. Demand forecasts indicate a need to operate with a cycle time of 10 minutes.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

IMMEDIATE

PREDECESSORS TIME

A Attach wheels to tub — 5

B Attach motor to lid — 1.5

C Attach battery pack B 3

D Attach safety cutoff C 4

E Attach filters B 3

F Attach lid to tub A, E 2

G Assemble attachments — 3

H Function test D, F, G 3.5

I Final inspection H 2

J Packing I 2

  1. a) Draw the appropriate precedence diagram for this production line.
  2. b) Assign tasks to workstations and determine how much idle time is present each cycle.
  3. c) Discuss how this balance could be improved to 100%.
  4. d) What is the theoretical minimum number of workstations

 

Details:

Complete Problems 10.25, 10.29, E.3, E.5, and E.6 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

10.25 Peter Rourke, a loan processor at Wentworth Bank, has been timed performing four work elements, with the results shown in the following table. The allowances for tasks such as this are personal, 7%; fatigue, 10%; and delay, 3%.

TASK

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE

RATING (%)

OBSERVATIONS (MINUTES)

1 2 3 4 5

1 110 .5 .4 .6 .4 .4

2 95 .6 .8 .7 .6 .7

3 90 .6 .4 .7 .5 .5

4 85 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.5

  1. a) What is the normal time?
  2. b) What is the standard time?

10.29. The Dubuque Cement Company packs 80-pound bags of concrete mix. Time-study data for the filling activity are shown in the following table. Because of the high physical demands of the job, the company’s policy is a 23% allowance for workers.

  1. a) Compute the standard time for the bag-packing task.
  2. b) How many observations are necessary for 99% confidence, within {5% accuracy?

ELEMENT

OBSERVATIONS (SECONDS) PERFORMANCE

1 2 3 4 5 RATING (%)

Grasp and place bag 8 9 8 11 7 110

Fill bag 36 41 39 35 112a 85

Seal bag 15 17 13 20 18 105

Place bag on conveyor 8 6 9 30b 35b 90

(A) Bag breaks open; included as delay in the allowance factor.

(B) Conveyor jams; included as delay in the allowance factor

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 7 DQ 1

Evaluate various supply chain strategy considerations for managers moving products or services to the consumer.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 7 DQ 2

Discuss the advantages of using work sampling to understand how employees allocate their time among work activities.

Week 7 Problems

Details:

Complete problems 11.5, S11.4, S11.9, S11.15, 12.1, 12.4, 12.13, and 12.17 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment

Details:

For this assignment, you will discuss how Christian principles can be applied to an operations management dilemma:

Select one of the ethical dilemmas below from the text:

Managing Quality (Chapter 6) (page 227)

Process Strategy (Chapter 7) (page 291)A

Layout Strategy (Chapter 9) (page 379)

Supply Chain Management (Chapter 11) (page 453)

Inventory Management (Chapter 12) (page 502)

Briefly summarize the issue. Note that only a small portion of your paper’s content should be devoted to summarizing the issue.

Respond to the following question(s) in the text:

How can this issue be addressed from a Christian worldview? In other words, what guidance from a Biblical perspective could be applied to understand and possibly resolve the dilemma? The following GCU websites may be helpful: Doctrinal Statement (http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Doctrinal-Statement.php) and Mission and Vision (http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Mission-and-Vision.php.)

In addition to addressing the questions, the student may also optionally frame the issue using ethical theories (Utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, Distributive Justice, Virtue ethics and Covenantal ethics). Note however that the questions provided must be addressed.

Use external citations. Your paper should have at least six external citations (in additional to any Biblical citations) to help frame the issue. No Wikipedia citations are allowed.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Format: use Times New Roman (font size: 12) with 1-inch margins.

Submittal

Submit your file in a Microsoft Word document. Ensure that your last name is in your file name.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submited to Turnitin.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 8 DQ 1

Discuss several advantages of linear programming; clearly explain the reasons for your choices.

MGT 455 Grand Canyon Week 8 DQ 2

Discuss several disadvantages of linear programming; clearly explain the reasons for your choices.

Week 8 Problems

Details:

Complete problems B.1, B.5, B.7, B.11, and B.21 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Details:

Complete problems 14.8 and 14.9 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

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Details:

Complete problems D.1, D.3, D.6, and D.8 in the textbook.

Submit one Excel file. Put each problem result on a separate sheet in your file.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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